Oliver liked to help, because of something he remained below, as if saying if I leave, you all will leave too; and that’s how it went
By: Mario Marlo | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Through signatures, forged documents and without death certificates, on March 28, 2014, the Attorney General of the State of Morelos carried out the burial of 150 bodies in an area that was not officially considered a cemetery.
Of the 150 bodies buried in the grave, one of them was Oliver Wenceslao Navarrete Hernández, son of María Concepción Hernández Hernández, who was found dead on June 3, 2013, days after his abduction.
|María Concepción Hernández Hernández|
With the intention that the authorities provide clarity about the case, relatives of Oliver agreed to the request of Liliana Guevara Monrroy, the deputy prosecutor for the eastern area, who had explained that it was necessary to further carry out forensic examination of the body.
A year and a half after the family of Oliver had made several steps and called for the authorities to deliver the body, they discovered that Oliver was one of 150 bodies that were in a clandestine grave in the community of Tetelcingo, Morelos.
After facing different vicissitudes, on December 9, 2014, Oliver’s mother got the Attorney General of the State of Morelos to exhume the body and hand it over to their relatives. Despite the resistance from the authorities, María Concepción Hernández witnessed and recorded the exhumation of the nearly 149 bodies that were on the body of her son.
“Oliver remained in the first bed, they were among the first to be put in. I want to take it like this, because of something he remained there. If he was among the first to be unearthed, we’d never have realized how many bodies were in there. Oliver liked to help people, because of something he remained below, as if saying if I leave, you all will leave too; and that’s how it went.”
On March 28, 2016, more than 40 families of victims of disappearances accompanied by Father Alejandro Solalinde, members of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad), and the rector of the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos; UAEM), Jesús Alejandro Vera Jiménez, accompanied María Concepción and held a ceremony in the clandestine grave where 149 bodies remain buried without being recognized.
Source: Somos El Medio